Friday, June 29, 2007

Keep in touch - Friendship

It all started so innocently. We met as strangers, thrown together by fate. Some of you grow up with me, others I have only known a short while. Some of you I have hugged constantly over the years, and others I met at a time when hugging was 'un-cool', and it has stayed that way, though the times have changed around us. Some of you I have not yet met in person.

Every one of you has enriched my life. You have helped to teach me, to guide me on this often turning and forking road of life. You have been with me through the good times and the bad. You have comforted me when I cried, held me when I was afraid, and laughed with me when I was happy.

You had walked with me for so long that I was afraid to venture on alone even on the Internet. Yet even as I feared the dark of night, along came others to help me on my journey, in hopes that I would walk with them so they need not journey on alone. They picked up where you left off, and now they are no longer strangers.

Who are you? You might be my brother, my sister, my cousin, an old acquaintance or a new one. But first and foremost, I call you friend. And I miss you if you are away, and if you are here, then I thank you for visiting my site and leave comment even just to say Hello.....

And so I send you this, so that you might know that someone, somewhere, is thinking of you, praying for you, and loving you. And that person is me. May God grant you peace and happiness in your times of trial, and watch over you, so that one day we will meet again.

It is by chance we met, by choice we became friends...

Friendship is a strange thing....we find ourselves telling each other the deepest details of our lives...things we don't even share with our families who raised us...But what is a friend? A confidant? A lover? A fellow email junkie? A shoulder to cry on? an ear to listen? a heart to feel?

A friend is all these things...and more.

Whether we met over The World, over Resort, or SE, or anywhere...I call you friend.

A word so small...yet so large in feeling a word filled with emotion. It is true great things come in small packages. Once the package of friendship has been opened, it can never be closed. It is a constant book always written...waiting to be read...and enjoyed.

We may have our disagreements...we may argue...we may concern one another...

Friendship is a unique bond that lasts through it all....
A part of me is put into my friends...some it is my humor...some it is my listening ear...some it is real life experiences...some it is my romanticism...but with all, it is friendship.

.............Friendships forged are a construct stronger than steel...built as a foundation....necessary for life...and necessary for love. and brought another friend...and then there were 3... ....we started our group....Our circle of friends........and like that circle...there is no beginning or end......Keep in touch....

And the last I wishing you HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND...That's so wonderful out there...

Hope to see you next month and later on......God Bless you All...!

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A new review has been posted by my friend ShopiaGurl at: Reciprocal Review Carousel - Life is just around the corner.. about my blog.

Link Exchanging is important because most of the search engines use the number of links that point to your site, (called "Back Links"), to determine how popular your site is.

Link popularity is the number external sites that point or link to your site. It is used as part of an algorithm to determine where your site will come up when a search is requested i.e. Search Engine Ranking. The higher your search engine ranking the more traffic you will receive.

I understand this strategy is importantant on my review a few month ago and posted at Blog Reaction exchange. Linking has become more and more important, I Hope you will joint and returned the favor (link Back. Let's get more traffic together.

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Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Be More Happiness - Friendship article

The essence of Life is not just to be happy but to make others happy as well.

If you want happiness, make others happy to help and give back to others what God has endowed in you.

This is just a short story about be more happiness in life.

Two men, both seriously ill, occupied the same hospital room. One man was allowed to sit up in his bed for an hour each afternoon to help drain the fluid from his lungs. His bed was next to the room's only window.

The other man had to spend all his time flat on his back. The men talked for hours on end. They spoke of their wives and families, their homes, their jobs, their involvement in the military service, where they had been on vacation. And every afternoon when the man in the bed by the window could sit up, he would pass the time by describing to his roommate all the things he could see outside the window.

The man in the other bed began to live for those one-hour periods where his world would be broadened and enlivened by all the activity and color of the world outside. The window overlooked a park with a lovely lake. Ducks and swans played on the water while children sailed their model boats. Young lovers walked arm in arm amidst flowers of every color of the rainbow. Grand old trees graced the landscape, and a fine view of the city skyline could be seen in the distance.

As the man by the window described all this in exquisite detail, the man on the other side of the room would close his eyes and imagine the picturesque scene. One warm afternoon the man by the window described a parade passing by. Although the other man couldn't hear the band - he could see it in his mind's eye as the gentleman by the window portrayed it with descriptive words. Then unexpectedly, a sinister thought entered his mind. Why should the other man alone experience all the pleasures of seeing everything while he himself never got to see anything? It didn't seem fair.

At first thought the man felt ashamed. But as the days passed and he missed seeing more sights, his envy eroded into resentment and soon turned him sour. He began to brood and he found himself unable to sleep. He should be by that window - that thought, and only that thought now controlled his life.

Late one night as he lay staring at the ceiling, the man by the window began to cough. He was choking on the fluid in his lungs. The other man watched in the dimly lit room as the struggling man by the window groped for the button to call for help. Listening from across the room, he never moved, never pushed his own button, which would have brought the nurse running in. In less than five minutes the coughing and choking stopped along with that the sound of breathing. Now there was only silence-deathly silence.

The following morning the day nurse arrived to bring water for their baths. When she found the lifeless body of the man by the window, she was saddened and called the hospital attendants to take it away. As soon as it seemed appropriate, the other man asked if he could be moved next to the window. The nurse was happy to make the switch, and after making sure he was comfortable, she left him alone.

Slowly, painfully, he propped himself up on one elbow to take his first look at the world outside. Finally, he would have the joy of seeing it all himself. He strained to slowly turn to look out the window beside the bed. It faced a blank wall. The man asked the nurse what could have compelled his deceased roommate who had described such wonderful things outside this window. The nurse responded that the man was blind and could not even see the wall. She said, "Perhaps he just wanted to encourage you."


There is tremendous happiness in making others happy, despite our own situations. Shared grief is half the sorrow, but happiness when shared, is doubled. If you want to feel rich, just count all of the things you have that money can't buy.

Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift that's why it's called the present.

If you find some one without smile give one of yours...!! Lord in His wisdom will take care of you...God bless you!

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Monday, June 25, 2007

Life is special - Friendship article

Two travelling angels stopped to spend the night in the home of a wealthy family.

The family was rude and refused to let the angels stay in the mansion's guest room. Instead the angels were given a small space in the cold basement.

As they made their bed on the hard floor, the older angel saw a hole in the wall and repaired it. When the younger angel asked why, the older angel replied, "Things aren't always what they seem."

The next night the pair came to rest at the house of a very poor, but very hospitable farmer and his wife. After sharing what little food they had the couple let the angels sleep in their bed where they could have a good night's rest. When the sun came up the next morning the angels found the farmer and his wife in tears. Their only cow, whose milk had been their sole income, lay dead in the field. The younger angel was infuriated and asked the older angel how could you have let this happen? The first man had everything, yet you helped him and the second family had little but was willing to share everything, and you let the cow die.

"Things aren't always what they seem," the older angel replied. "When we stayed in the basement of the mansion, I noticed there was gold stored in that hole in the wall. Since the owner was so obsessed with greed and unwilling to share his good fortune, I sealed the wall so he wouldn’t find it."

"Then last night as we slept in the farmers bed, the angel of death came for his wife. I gave him the cow instead. Things aren't always what they seem."

Sometimes that is exactly what happens when things don't turn out the way they should. If you have faith, you just need to trust that every outcome is always to your advantage. You might not know it until some time later...

Some people come into our lives and quickly go…
Some people become friends and stay awhile...
leaving beautiful footprints on our hearts...
and we are never quite the same because we have made a good friend!!

Yesterday is history.
Tomorrow a mystery.
Today is a gift.
That's why it's called the present!

I think this life is and savour every moment...This is not a dress rehearsal!

Right Now -

  • -somebody is very proud of you.
  • -somebody is thinking of you.
  • -somebody is caring about you.
  • -somebody misses you
  • -somebody wants to talk to you.
  • -somebody wants to be with you.
  • -somebody hopes you aren't in trouble.
  • -somebody is thankful for the support you have provided.
  • -somebody wants to hold your hand.
  • -somebody hopes everything turns out all right.
  • -somebody wants you to be happy.
  • -somebody wants you to find him/her.
  • -somebody is celebrating your successes.
  • -somebody wants to give you a gift.
  • -somebody thinks that you ARE a gift.
  • -somebody hopes you're not too cold, or too hot
  • -somebody wants to hug you.
  • -somebody loves you.
  • -somebody admires your strength.
  • -somebody is thinking of you and smiling.
  • -somebody wants to be your shoulder to cry on.
  • -somebody wants to go out with you and have a lot of fun.
  • -somebody thinks the world of you.
  • -somebody wants to protect you.
  • -somebody would do anything for you.
  • -somebody wants to be forgiven.
  • -somebody is grateful for your forgiveness.
  • -somebody wants to laugh with you.
  • -somebody remembers you and wishes that you were there.
  • -somebody is praising God for you.
  • -somebody needs to know that your love is unconditional.
  • -somebody wants to tell you how much they care.
  • -somebody wants to share their dreams with you.
  • -somebody wants to hold you in their arms.
  • -somebody wants YOU to hold them in your arms.
  • -somebody treasures your spirit.
  • -somebody wishes they could STOP time because of you.
  • -somebody praises God for your friendship and love.
  • -somebody can't wait to see you.
  • -somebody loves you for who you are.
  • -somebody loves the way you make them feel.
  • -somebody wants to be with you.
  • -somebody wants you to know they are there for you.
  • -somebody's glad that you're his/her friend.
  • -somebody wants to be your friend.
  • -somebody stayed up all night thinking about you.
  • -somebody is wishing that you noticed him/her.
  • -somebody wants to get to know you better.
  • -somebody wants to be near you.
  • -somebody misses your advice/guidance.
  • -somebody has faith in you.
  • -somebody trusts you.
  • -somebody needs you to send them this letter
  • -somebody needs your support.
  • -somebody needs you to have faith in them.
  • -somebody will cry when they read this.
  • -somebody needs you to let them be your friend.
  • -somebody hears a song that reminds them of you.

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Sunday, June 24, 2007

Light to the soul

Most people feel good if the weather is fine, but will be gloomy if the sky visible overcast. To exploit this condition, Tourism industry offering many glorious weather moment vacation package.

There is nothing wrong, we enjoy sunshine and all easiness accompanying it.

But, if we always rely on fine weather for pleasure us, hence our mood also can change like weather.

That's the condition of me when still adolescent and not yet become a real Christian.

I always check situation of the weather, every morning.
I am happy when weather is fine then I am sad if overcast.

One night, I am conscious that I require Lord. I accept His pardon to my sin and invite Him to live in my life. Then tomorrow morning I’m forget to check the weather!, but that’s no more matters "The truth light" had enlightened my life and replaced the source of that dicey part with His Blessed.

After that time, even my personal life is often got trouble, but the God have come as "Shield and Sun" in my life (The LORD God is a sun and shield. The LORD grants favor and honor. He does not hold back any blessing from those who live innocently.)

It is true I still take a fancy to sunshine day, but now I’m not “Sun Devotee” anymore.

Now I’m children of God which Lord always shine at my heart, however situation of weather outside

Which one of you ? God enlightened your life or depend to the weather?

My Wishing:
  • That I may know him,
  • And the power of HIS resurrection,
  • And the fellowship of HIS suffering,
  • Being made conformable unto His death:

    • I call your Name,
    • Exclaim to You
    • Cause you are the God,
    • is King of the king and the owner of my life

  • I raise my hand, surendering at YOU
  • Your power makes me more than a winner

    • Cause you God is my Redeemer
    • Cause you God is my Sun and Shield
    • Cause you God is my Rescuer

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Friday, June 22, 2007

Peaceful - Weekend prayer

For me, prayer is a conversation or dialogued by heart with God.

That’s a beautiful moment together with God which seriously loves us.

GOD, make us as peaceful carrier

  • ...... On the happening of dislike, make us as carrier love
  • ...... On the happening of mistake, make us as pardon carrier
  • ...... On the happening of anxiety, make us as certainty carrier
  • ...... On the happening of hopeless, make us as expectation carrier
  • ...... On the happening of darkness, make us as evident
  • ...... On the happening of sorrow, make us as glad carrier

Oh my Lord, give us your blessing…..

    • so... that I’m not look for to be amused but to amuse others
    • So... that I’m not look for to be comprehended but to comprehend
    • So... that I’m not look for to be loved but to love your children

Because by giving we accept, by forgiving we are forgiven and with your blessed, we will get life.

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Thursday, June 21, 2007

Be ye Merciful

There is a husband got internal issue problem communicate with his wife, he say that his wife is not a good listener. For the reason, he shall to make a test that undetected his wife.

At an evening he sitting far from his room, his wife is overshadowing him, so she lose sight over him.

Considerably slow the husband says, "Hi...Do you hear my Voice..?", ....there is no comment from his wife.

He's near by a few, then again asked her, "Hi...Do you hear my Voice..?", again...,there is no comment

Then without voice he going forward nearer and saying the same words, but still there is no comment.

Finally, he standing up precisely behind his wife and asked, "Hi...Do you hear my voice..?"

He is surprised and sorrowful when his wife answered him with angry, "Yes, that's the fourth called....!"

Shall we blame our couple for unknowingly the problem of which in fact..??
We have to check and asked our couple what's wrong before blaming them.

This is an example about judging. Most of us criticize the mistake of others, to shut up that we also often doing the same mistake.

We also tend to find the mistake of others, which in fact not its mistake but our mistaken.

God recognize the nature of us with better, that's why he says, "Be ye therefore merciful" as your Father also is merciful. Judge not, and ye shall not be judget; condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: Forgive, and ye shall be forgiven" (luke 6:36,37)

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Give Thanks

Thanks goodness utterance non simply by us to say, but have to be pushed by belief. Just be grateful, without realized in our life it doesn't mean anything.

We are taught, always to be grateful to the GOD. If we grateful cause we are blessed, for example anniversary moment, occupation promotion or have new house, that's have become ordinary matter.

But if we find difficulties like, dismissing from work, ill, etc, still can we say thanks to the God?

If we still can, this is amazing. This is our Lord wanted from us.

We have to Learn, be always grateful..!

Don't limit our thanks utterance to the Lord by condition or situation which is happened.

When we can say thanks to the God in all situation, that's the power of Lord expressed.

Because thanks utterance have power which is equal to the power of prayer and praise.

People who always grateful without grumbling, That is a Children of God and God will always be with you.

From now on, say Thanks to the Lord for the goodness or badness in our life, we have to try doing it and trusted that He is Good...God bless you...!

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Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Tripartite being

e are a tripartite being, having body, soul and spirit.

Whereas we aspire to spiritual perfection, being filled with love for God and our neighbors, it is a fact that our spiritual life is governed very much by the other two parts of our being.

This is a very important truth in the life of a children of God and keeping balance of Body, Soul and Spirit is basic secret of becoming a children of God.

I believe that we are composed of Body, Soul and Spirit and this is holy award from the God to us, So we have to keep the balance for our long life. The description of our tripartite being as follows:

  • BODY – the outer world of physical health, beauty and well-being. The physical body, it's health and wellbeing or dis-ease expresses the condition of our emotional and mental wellbeing. The body is a reflection of a soul that is whole and a spirit that is fulfilled, rather than a representation of the typically human standard of goodness or perfection.

  • SOUL – the essence of our inner world, where we enter into the delights and dilemmas of interior life - diving into the heart and thoughts that influence the very fabric of our lives.

  • SPIRIT – is the source of our wisdom, our connection with God, our blessings and curses, and our general life orientation and deepest character.

To exercise, eat right and sleep well are the basic tenants for having a healthy body.

If our body however, is overweight, sluggish and not in tip top running condition, it has a profound effect upon our soul, which becomes subject to moods and depressions. This in turn diminishes our spiritual potential. When this happens life is painful and often becomes dysfunctional. So, if you want to get long life and blessed by the God, keep your body health like eat right. Eating good food and blessed food is a most important to keep balance of our tripartite being.

May the Lord help you to adjust likewise so that we can be sanctified wholly - "Body, Soul, and Spirit."

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Monday, June 18, 2007

Tagged - other tagged

I have been tagged by my my friend Sophiagurl, at her site Life is just a corner

I really appreciate her tagged and that's so important for my site.

So i joint her train and follow her below rule:

Instruction: Removed the blog in the top spot from the following list and bump everyone up one place, then add your blog to the bottom slot, like below:

  1. Life is just a round the corner - by Shopiagurl
  2. Only God keeps me going

Next select five (5) people to tag:

  1. Gurushabad
  2. Very short Novel - by Davidbdale
  3. 1 Million Love Message - by Maouro
  4. The Simple Times In Life
  5. A Nice Place In The Sun

What were you doing 1 year ago?
Visit my mom at my home town.

Five Snacks You Enjoy:
Sorry, I'm not a snacker so I don't have a list

Five Songs to Which You Know all the Lyrics:
1. From this moment - Shania Twain
2. Words - Bee Gees
3. You're Beautiful - James Blunt
4. I believe my Heart - Duncan Blue Feat Keidi
5. When you say you Love - Josh Groban

Five Things You Would Do If You Were a Millionaire:
1. Deposit the money for my children education expense.
2. Go vacation to Sidney Australia with my family.
Sorry only two on my list...

Five Bad Habits:
1. Reading book in bed
2. Worrying too much
3. Go sleep late
Sorry, only three on my List.

Five things you like doing:
1. Playing with my children
2. Together with my family on weekend
3. Blogging and read
4. Listening music before go sleep
5. Reading good books

Five things you'll never wear again
Sorry i don't have list on this

Five favorite "toys"
1. My Sony HandyCam
2. My PDA
3. My NoteBook
4. MP3 player
5. My car audio/Video

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Monday, June 11, 2007

Life is meaningless without Mom

When you came into the world, she held you in her arms.
You thanked her by wailing like a banshee.

When you were 1 year old, she fed you and bathed you.
You thanked her by crying all night long.

When you were 2 years old, she taught you to walk.
You thanked her by running away when she called.

When you were 3 years old, she made all your meals with love.
You thanked her by tossing your plate on the floor.

When you were 4 years old, she gave you some crayons
You thanked her by coloring the dining room table.

When you were 5 years old, she dressed you for the holidays.
You thanked her by plopping into the nearest pile of mud

When you were 6 years old, she walked you to school.
You thanked her by screaming, "I'M NOT GOING!"

When you were 7 years old, she bought you a baseball.
You thanked her by throwing it through the next-door-neighbor's window.

When you were 8 years old, she handed you an ice cream.
You thanked her by dripping it all over your lap.

When you were 9 years old, she paid for piano lessons.
You thanked her by never even bothering to practice.

When you were 10 years old, she drove you all day, from soccer to gymnastics to one birthday party after another.
You thanked her by jumping out of the car and never looking back.

When you were 11 years old, she took you and your friends to the movies.
You thanked her by asking to sit in a different row.

When you were 12 years old, she warned you not to watch certain TV shows.
You thanked her by waiting until she left the house.

Those teenage years

When you were 13, she suggested a haircut that was becoming.
You thanked her by telling her she had no taste.

When you were 14, she paid for a month away at summer camp.
You thanked her by forgetting to write a single letter.

When you were 15, she came home from work, looking for a hug.
You thanked her by having your bedroom door locked.

When you were 16, she taught you how to drive her car.
You thanked her by taking it every chance you could.

When you were 17, she was expecting an important call.
You thanked her by being on the phone all night.

When you were 18, she cried at your high school graduation.
You thanked her by staying out partying until dawn.

Growing old and gray

When you were 19, she paid for your college tuition, drove you to campus, carried your bags.
You thanked her by saying good-bye outside the dorm so you wouldn't be embarrassed in front of your friends.

When you were 20, she asked whether you were seeing anyone.
You thanked her by saying, "It's none of your business."

When you were 21, she suggested certain careers for your future.
You thanked her by saying, "I don't want to be like you."

When you were 22, she hugged you at your college graduation.
You thanked her by asking whether she could pay for a trip to Europe.

When you were 23, she gave you furniture for your first apartment.
You thanked her by telling your friends it was ugly.

When you were 24, she met your fiance and asked about your plans for the future.
You thanked her by glaring and growling, "Muuhh-ther, please!"

When you were 25, she helped to pay for your wedding, and she cried and told you how deeply she loved you.
You thanked her by moving halfway across the country.

When you were 30, she called with some advice on the baby.
You thanked her by telling her, "Things are different now."

When you were 40, she called to remind you of an relative's birthday.
You thanked her by saying you were "really busy right now."

When you were 50, she fell ill and needed you to take care of her.
You thanked her by reading about the burden parents become to their children.

And then, one day, she quietly died. And everything you never did came crashing down like thunder.

"Rock me baby, rock me all night long."
The hand who rocks the cradle...may rock the world".

Let us take a moment of the time just to pay tribute/show appreciation to the person called MOM though some may not say it openly to their mother.

There's no substitute for her.

Cherished every single moment.

Though at times she may not be the best of friends, may not agree to our thoughts, she is still your mother!!!

She will be there for listen to your woes, your bragging, your frustrations, etc.

Ask yourself.....have you put aside enough time for her, to listen to her "blues" of working in the kitchen, her tiredness???

Be tactful, loving and still show her due respect though you may have a different view from hers.

Once gone, only fond memories of the past and also regrets will be left.



Read also : Your Angel "Mommy"

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Sunday, June 10, 2007

Your Angel "Mommy"

Once upon a time there was a child waiting to be born.

So one day, he asked God, "They tell me that you are going to send me to earth tomorrow, but how am I going to live there being so small and helpless?"

God replied, "Among the many angels I chose one to take care of you."

"But tell me, here in heaven I don't do anything but sing and smile; that's enough for me to be happy."

"Your angel will sing for you and smile for you, and that's enough for you to be happy,” said God.

"And how am I going to understand what men talk, when I cannot speak the language that men speak?"

"Your angel will speak the most beautiful words that men talk, and with much patience and care, your angel will teach you to speak."

Then the little angel asked: "And what am I going to do if I want to speak to you?"

"Your angel will place your hands together and teach you how to pray", reassured God.

"I've heard that on earth there are bad men."

"Your angel will protect you, even if it means risking its life."

"But I will always be sad because I will not see you anymore", said the little one.

"Your angel will always talk to you and teach you the way to come back to me, even though I will always be next to you."

At that moment there was much peace in Heaven, but voices from earth could already be heard and the child in a hurry asked softly: "Oh God, if I am to leave now, please tell me my angel's name."

"Your angel's name is of no importance,” said God, ”You will call your angel "Mommy."

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Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Forgiveness story

Twenty five years seems like a long time to remember this story life. I have duly forgotten the name of an old man who was a customer on my milk route when I was a twelve year old boy in P. Siantar, North Sumatera back in 1982. Yet it seems like just yesterday that he taught me a lesson in forgiveness that I can only hope to pass on to someone else someday.

On a mindless Saturday afternoon, a friend and I were throwing kasti (children's game similar to baseball) onto the roof of the old man's house from a secluded spot in his backyard. The object of our play was to observe how the kasti changed to missiles as they rolled to the roofs edge and shot out into the yard like comets falling from the sky.

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I found myself a perfectly smooth kasti and sent it for a ride. The kasti was too smooth, however, so it slipped from my hand as I let it go and headed straight for a small window on the old man’s back porch. At the sound of fractured glass, we took off from the old man’s yard faster than any of our missiles flew off his roof. I was too scared about getting caught that first night to be concerned about the old man with the broken porch window.

However, a few days later, when I was sure that I hadn't been discovered, I started to feel guilty for his misfortune. He still greeted me with a smile each day when I gave his the milk, but I was no longer able to act comfortable in his presence. I made up my mind that I would save my milk delivery money, and in four weeks I had the Rp. 66.500,- that I calculated would cover the cost of his window.

I put the money in an envelope with a note explaining that I was sorry for breaking his window and hoped that the Rp. 66.500,- would cover the cost for repairing it. I waited until it was dark, snuck up to the old man’s house, and put the envelope of retribution through the letter slot in his door. My soul felt redeemed and I couldn't wait for the freedom of, once again, looking straight into the old man’s eyes.

The next day, I handed the old man his milk and was able to return the warm smile that I was receiving from his. He thanked me for the milk and said, "Here, I have something for you." It was a bag of cookies. I thanked him and proceeded to eat the cookies as I continued my route.

After several cookies, I felt an envelope and pulled it out of the bag. When I opened the envelope, I was stunned. Inside were the Rp. 66.500,- and a short note that said, "I'm proud of you."

Is there someone in your life that you've never gotten around to forgiving, either in person or in your heart? Do the right thing...the weight off your shoulders is immeasurable. Forgiveness is a wonderful thing to receive and to give.

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Monday, June 04, 2007

Poem for Friend

Standing for what you believe in
regardless of the odds against you
and the pressure that tears at your resistance
This is Courage

Keeping a smile on your face
when inside you feel like dying
for the sake of supporting others
This is strength

Stopping at nothing
and doing what in your heart
you know is right
This is Determination

Doing more than is expected
to make another's life a little more bearable
without uttering a single complaint
This is Compassion

Giving more than you have
and expecting nothing
but gratitude in return
This is Selflessness

Helping a friend in need
no matter the time or effort
to the best of your ability
This is Loyalty

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Sunday, June 03, 2007

Blog reaction exchange - participant

I just start my new link exchange strategy called Blog reaction.
I found this idea on my study about blog link exchange. I know that blogger aware about exchange link is to increase Technorati rating as well, and Google PR and other search engines

Most bloggers have great trouble exchanging links with other blogs, and this is also happened with me. We need exchange link be fair

So now, my Personal journal blog want to participate this link point to the content strategy. I just follow that blog rule (see the rule at: Blog reaction exchange)

My tag is:

  • Life is just around the corner . . .
    This is about her personal life journal. She is a working mom with 2 beautiful girls. I love her blog, Lot of blessed content out there.

  • Lalita - Beautiful Converging Paths
    Description of her blog is "When every day seems the same, it is because we have stopped noticing the good things that appear in our lives (The Alchemist)"

  • A Day In The Zone
    Author: annmarie.
    It's about taking a stab at getting her body healthy. The good and the bad. She guess this blog will help her be accountable for her self during her weight loss attempt. let's see, another diet for her..that is what it is about.

  • PJ LightHouse
    It's about Bringing Joy, Love and Hope by Maverick Chen. PJ Lighthouse was conceived to bring ‘light’ to people around PJ and all around the world. Bringing hope. Changing lives.

  • AMy EPL Reviews
    By Chole. It's about hus English Premier League reviews. Read reviews on the EPL, daily updates, fixtures, results, top players, teams, ex-epl, choice for PFA Player of the Year & PFA Young Player of the Year and the very best of EPL, Champions League, La Liga, Bundesliga and Serie A.

  • Ravellians
    Psycho-linguistical Dialectology: From The Edge, The Blog of Bobby Revell: Original Poetry, Expressions Beyond Genres, Eastern Philosophies, Racial Unity, Spiritual Growth, Twisted Humor, Original Art, Limitless Thinking, Politics, Guitar and Learning

  • If you want to joint this exchange link with mine, leave your comment will added you in above listed.

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    Saturday, June 02, 2007

    Life Lesson

    One day in the jungle. A group of monkeys make a competition to reach the top of a tower slick.

    The spectator meets together around the tower to see the game and give scream for the player spirit.

    The race began.

    The spectator believed there is nothing players will reach out for and touch the top of the tower.

    From the spectator got sound:

    “This is Impossible, the way is difficult, they will never finish”

    One by one of the contestant fall. Except a little monkey has more spirit slowly goes high.

    The scream from the spectator always:

    “Too difficult, nobody can finish”

    But, a little monkey goes high more and more.

    The surrender for little monkey is never.

    Others contestant give in to continued the race, Only the little monkey reach the tower top with his endeavor harder.

    At the end of the games, others contestant wants to know, how the little monkey can do this, because they cannot believed what the little monkey had do.

    One of the contestant asked the little monkey, “How you find the power to reach out for and touch the tower top?”

    But Little monkey didn't answer the question, he only give his smile .

    Why ??????

    Did you think that the surprised is:

    Little monkey who win the game is a deaf mute.

    so what ?

    We can found a lesson from this story, did you found that? see below.

    The message from this story is:

    1. Don’t hear the people that be negative or pessimistic, because they take all your big dreams.

    2. Always listen the wise word for your thinking and read good things to improve your knowledge, caused everything that you ever heard and ever read can impacted to your act.

    3. That is why, be positive.

    And the most important is:

    Act as a deaf mute if somebody told you, your dreams or your opportunity is impossible

    Be thinks like this. "I CAN DO THIS"
    Did you know why ? because you can.

    Sometimes we never aware, that half of our succeed is learning by do.

    Impossible is nothing, as long as you try your best.

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